Importante win by Almeria away from home at Cordoba 1 - 2 giving them 3 points to "jump" out of the danger zone of the classification table. Not the case for Cordoba which is in relegation zone. The two goals for Almeria came from Macedo - 60th & 65th min - while Cordoba managed their only goal from Cartabia in the 9th min.
Surprise result at Getafe with their 2 - 1 win over Sevilla FC. Valuable victory for Getafe with goals from Alvaro V in the 28th min (penalty) & Pedro Leon in the 84th min. The Sevilla goal came in the 65th min with an equalizer by Krychowiak which did not seal things. Sevilla lose steam in Liga.
RCD Espanyol lost 1 - 2 to Valencia CF after taking the visitors right to the end with an entertaining game of Football. Valencia gains 3 points & takes advantage of the slip of Sevilla FC to consolidate 4th place on the Liga ladder. The goals for Valencia came from Piatti in the 62nd min & an own goal from Espanyol goalie Pau in the 85th min. Espanyol managed a consolation goal in the 89th min through Sergio Garcia.
Important 2 - 4 win by FC Barcelona which visited Athletic Club Bilbao & managed with the victory close the points gap with Real Madrid to just 1 point on the Liga ladder. Great game of Football as expected by these two competitive teams that gave end to end action & lots of goals. This is the order of the goals scored:
- Messi 15th min, 0 - 1
- Luis Suarez 25th min, 0 - 2
- Mikel Rico 59th min, 1 - 2
- De Marcos (own goal) 59th min, 1 - 3
- Neymar 64th min, 1 - 4
- Aduriz 66th min, 2 - 4
- Pedro 86th min, 2 - 5
Great match from Luis Suarez & Messi put in a "blinder"!
Barça now puts the pressure on Real Madrid at the top of the Liga ladder.
Tomorrow the last scheduled match of Round 22:
Elche - Rayo Vallecano